Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Photo Corner: Parikrama upto Diraphuk

Tarboche...the starting point of our Parikrama.












Kailash - the western face












Seen from a distance...












Holy spot where Tibetan flags flutter wildly..













Yama Dwar...where we take our blessings before embarking on our parikrama












Next to Yama Dwar after taking blessings from Yamaraj.












Another view of Dwar and Kailash.












Raised platform with stone tablets












Tablets with inscriptions on them. The left lower side tablet shows the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum













The path ahead between two parallel mountain ridges.













High stone walls next to Kailash formed by years of wind and water effect












View seen from a close-up position.












Yaks being loaded for the trip.












All those jackets and mufflers came off as the sun rose high and roasted us.












Further ahead, a pleasant walk with a small stream by the side.












This sheer rock is the Northern face of Kailash or the rear side of this holy mountain.












Viewed from our guest house... a superb view of the Northern face.

8 comments:

Vinod_Sharma said...

Amazing photos Mavin. A coffee table book is due from you. I will buy a copy.

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

Lovely pics, indeed!

Krishnan said...

"A coffee table book is due from you. I will buy a copy". Count me in too.

LAKSHMI said...

Count me in for your book first copy to South Africa.

Thanks for lovely photos

BK Chowla said...

Pics are very impressive.

Mavin said...

Thank you

spiritinlife said...

Apart from very picturesque scenes, posts of appraoching the destination and nearby sites are very informative. Your work is appreciative and a great help for future yatris. My sincere thanks and gratitude to you.

swaps said...

Mount Kailash is a living thing... how else can it have such magnetism. It is something out of this world.

You live it up Anil!